Laleyan, Marie-Louise Architectural Collection

Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, 1961-2007 Ms.2013.090


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Elena Herrero, Student Assistant and Sherrie Bowser, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.090
Title
Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection1961-2007
Quantity
11.3 Cubic Feet 13 boxes
Creator
Laleyan, Marie-Louise, 1935-2014
Language
English .
Abstract
Marie-Louise Laleyan (1935-2014) was a San Francisco based architect with 48 years of experience including 30 years as principal of Laleyan Architects (1977-2007). The collection contains architectural drawings, specifications, construction files, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Marie-Louise Laleyan (1977-2007) and Laleyan Architects (1972-1977). Photographic record of her U.S. employment (1965-1972) is also present.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection, Ms2013-090, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection was donated to Special Collections in November 2008.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Marie-Louise Laleyan Architectural Collection was completed in April 2014.


Biographical Note

Marie-Louise Laleyan (1935-2014) was a San Francisco based architect with 48 years of experience including 30 years as principal of Laleyan Architects (1977-2007), formally Laleyan Associates.

Born and educated in Bulgaria Laleyan arrived in the United States in 1964. Laleyan has practiced architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria; Paris, France; and the United States. Before establishing her own practice she worked with the following firms: Hart & Turner Architects (Sacramento, CA), Richard Neutra (Los Angeles, CA), and the San Francisco, CA firms of Claude Oakland and Associates, Anshen & Allen, Mario J. Ciamp, FAIA, and Paffard Keatinge Clay.

An active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) she has served on the Northern California Chapter's Board of Directors, as co-chairperson of the national AIA Task Force of Women in Architecture, and coauthor of the AIA Affirmative Action Plan. She was also a founder of the Bay Area's Organization of Women in Architecture (OWA) and has represented the interests of women architects at numerous conferences and seminars.

The establishment of Laleyan Associates in 1977 was the culmination of a lifelong career intention and in her words a 'family tradition.' Laleyan was committed to keeping the firm small so that she would be able to provide quality service and personal attention to each project and client. Projects undertaken by Laleyan Architects included light commercial, medical, institutional, residential, and public buildings with construction costs ranging from $25,000-3.4 million dollars.

In 2001, Laleyan began providing Physical Needs Assessments (PNA) and Construction Monitoring services for the California Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), a state housing acquisition lender to non-profit and for profit developers.

Laleyan died on January 21, 2014.

Scope and Content

The collection contains architectural drawings, specifications, construction files, and photographs relating to projects undertaken by Marie-Louise Laleyan (1977-2007) and Laleyan Architects (1972-1977). Photographic record of her U.S. employment (1965-1972) is also present.

Separated Material

Materials related to Illinois architect Bertha Y. Whitman were removed from the Laleyan collection and placed in Ms2009-054 IAWA Small Collections under Whitman's name. (3/2009)


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • Architecture (discipline)
  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Whitman, Bertha Yerex, b.1892
  • Women -- History
  • Women-owned architectural firms

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Laleyan, Marie-Louise, 1935-2014
  • Whitman, Bertha Yerex, b.1892

Container List

Professional Papers
1972-1994
  • box 5
    Articles, Presentations, Press Releases, Thought Pieces, and Writings
    1977-1986
  • box 5
    Project List
    1972-2007
  • box 5
    Request for Proposal (RFP) West Block Studios - TNDC (Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
    November 15, 2004
Project Records
1972-2000
Scope and Content

The following is a list of architectural projects and services carried out by Marie L. Laleyan (1972-1973) and her firm Laleyan Architects (1977-2006).

Arrangement

The Project Index is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. The index is arranged alphabetically by Job Number and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection. Project Index A Summary of the Project Index is listed below.

  • Marie L. Laleyan Project Records
    1972-1973
    • box 1box 9
      #101 - Duplex, San Rafael (Mr. and Mrs. Al Valenzano)
      1972
    • box 1box 9
      #102 - 4141 Geary Medical Building, Suite 324
      1973
    • box 1box 9
      #103 - Alterations to Residence and Office, San Francisco (Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stein)
      1973
    • box 1box 9
      #104 - 4141 Geary Medical Building, Suite 324
      1973
    • box 1box 9
      #105 - 4141 Geary Medical Building, Suite 419/420
      1973
  • Laleyan Architects Project Records
    1977-2000
    • box 1
      AGS81 - AGS Graphics and Systems
      1981
    • box 1
      CCR83 - Civic Center Residence Hotel Rehab (CCR-G programming) [8 folders]
      1980-1986
    • box 1box 6
      CCR85 - Civic Center Residence Hotel Rehab III [5 folders]
      1985-1986
    • box 1
      CIV83 - Medical Suite Addition, for Arthur Civello, MD,
      1983
    • box 1
      CLH84 - California League for Handicapped, Preliminary Studies
      1983-1984
    • box 1box 9box 12
      DB-102/79 - Bloomfield Residence, Jack and Carol Bloomfield [2 folders],
      1979-1981
    • box 1box 9box 12
      DB-103/78 - Single Family Residence, Mr and Mrs. James Cunningham, 5121 Cabrillo
      1978-1979
    • box 1box 9box 12
      DB-203/78 - Single Family Residence, Steve and Irene Marciel, 4980 Discovery Point
      1979-1980
    • box 1box 9box 12
      DB-303/79 - Davis Residence, Robert and Karen Davis, 1260 Discovery Bay Road
      1979-1980
    • box 1box 12
      DB-403/80 - Residence, North Point
      1980-1981
    • box 1box 12
      DB-503/80 - House, Discovery Bay Blvd.
      1980-1981
    • box 1box 12
      DB-603/80 - House, Willow Lake Road [not built]
      1981
    • box 1box 8
      DLT99 - Dalt Hotel Rehabilitation [9 folders]
      1999-2000
    • box 2box 9box 12
      DOE78 - Dental Office, Kira Eldemir, DDS [2 folders]
      1978-1981, 1987
    • box 2
      ELD81 - Flats-Rehab Studio
    • box 2box 9
      ELD85 - Remodeling of Residence for Kira Eldemir, DDS
    • box 2
      ELD87 - Dental Office Addition for Kira Eldemir, DDS
    • box 2
      ENN77 - Enna Residence Addition
      1977
    • box 2box 6
      FRK89 - St. Boniface Friars Kitchen Renovation
      1989-1990
    • box 2box 10
      HFC84 - Howard Street Apartments, 1040-42 Howard Street, San Francisco [6 folders]
      1985-1991
    • box 2box 8
      KLM86 - Klimm Apartments Rehab [17 folders]
      1985-1989
    • box 3
      KPR86 - Condominium Remodel, for Dobri Kiprov, MD - preliminary only
      1986-1987
    • box 3
      KPR87 - Penthouse Remodel for Dobri Kiprov, MD
      1986-1987
    • box 5
      LAA88 - Laleyan Associates Architects
    • box 3box 9box 10
      LAZ81 - Union Street Shops [2 folders]
      1980-1982
    • box 3box 8
      LAZ94 - Roof Parapet Reinforcement, Presidio Heights Apartments [2 folders]
      1993-1995
    • box 3box 8
      LPPI84 - Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (UCSF) - Children's Wing [6 folders]
      1983-1989
    • box 3
      MLR91 - House Remodel (Miller)
      1991
    • box 3box 9box 12
      PUD-B/81 - Planned Unit Development, Brentwood
      1981-1982
    • box 3
      RCC88 - Chiang Flats (exterior treatment consultation)
    • RCH83 - Russ Apartment Building Rehab: pre-programming only
    • box 3
      SMO85 - Serramonte Center Space E-460, studies for Bay Area Pediatrics Group
      1984-1985
    • box 3box 12
      SRR78 - Salvatore Residence Rehab
    • box 3box 7
      SSG89/SSG91 - Southland/Southgate Housing Development (CHFA 91-036-N) [17 folders]
      1986, 1991-1994
    • box 3box 10
      T&B82 - Ron Greenspan VW for T&B Interior Designers
    • box 3box 9
      TDE82 - Yosemite Apartment Building
      1982-1986
    • box 4box 9
      TDL82 - Sierra Madre Apartment Building
    • box 4box 8
      TIM90 - Residence for Tim Fagan, Alta Hills
      1990-2000
    • box 4box 10
      TMR81 - Tomer Residence Remodel
      1981
    • box 4box 10
      UNY81 - The Unitery, Early Child Education Center
      1981
    • box 4box 11
      WBL95 - Plaza and Ramona Apartments WBL-P & WBL-R
      1995-1996
    • box 4box 8
      WBR91 - Webber Unit Remodel
      1991
  • California Housing Finance Agency
    2003-2006
    Historical Note

    Projects with the California Housing Finance Agency are presented as a representation of services offered by Laleyan Architects and are to be used for general information only. Laleyan Architects was not the architect for these projects.

    • box 5
      CHFA 00-021-N - Thomas Paine Square Apartments
      2003
    • box 5
      CHFA 01-028-N - Roberts Avenue Senior Housing
      2003
    • box 5
      CHFA 03-001-N - Surf Apartments
      2003-2004
    • box 5
      CHFA 03-028-N - Plaza de las Flores
      2006
    • box 5
      CHFA 05-003-N - Hillvale Glen Apartments, Physical Needs Assessment
      2005
    • box 5
      CHFA 05-003-N - Padre Apartments Community
      2004
  • box 6-12
    Drawings
    Scope and Content

    Drawings are present for the following projects: #101, #102, #103, #104, #105, CCR85, DB-102, DB-103, DB-203, DB-303, DB-406, DB-503, DB-603, DLT99, DOE78, ENN77, FRK89, HFC84, KLM86, LAZ81, LAZ94, LPPI84, PUB-B/81, SRR78, SSG91, T&B82, TDE82, TDL82, TIM90, TMR81, UNY81, WBL95, and WBR91.

    Drawings are in boxes 6-12. The locations are tied to the relevant projects in the Marie L. Laleyan Project Records subseries and Laleyan Architects Project Records subseries.

  • box-folder 5 folder: 19
    Reduced Drawings
Project Photographs
  • box-folder 5 folder: 17-18
    Affordable Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Projects (2 Photo Albums)
    2002
  • box-folder 5 folder: 16
    Firm Projects Photo Album
  • box-folder 5 folder: 14-15
    Marie-Louise Laleyan Employment in the USA (2 folders)
    1965-1976
    Scope and Content

    Projects include work with Richard and Dion Neutra, Los Angeles (1967-1969) and Paffard Keatinge Clay, San Francisco (1969-1971)

  • box 5
    Project Negatives
    Scope and Content

    Negatives are available for the following projects: DB103, DB203; DB303; DOE78.

    Negatives are in box 5. The location is tied to the relevant projects in the Marie L. Laleyan Project Records subseries and Laleyan Architects Project Records subseries.

  • box 13
    Presentation Boards
  • box 5
    Slides
    Scope and Content

    Slides are present for the following projects: DB102, DB103, DB203, DB303, DB403, DOE78, ELD87, HFC84, KLM86, LAA88, LAZ81, SSG91, TDE82, and TDL82.

    Slides are in box 5. The location is tied to the relevant projects in the Marie L. Laleyan Project Records subseries and Laleyan Architects Project Records subseries.

    • Golden Sands Bulgaria
      1961